Current Scholarships

LPGA Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
May 16, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$5,000
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
For a female high school senior

The LPGA Foundation administers several scholarship programs for young women who enjoy the game of golf, and plan to attend college in the fall. Qualifications for all scholarships include strong academic programs, community service and recommendations.

The Phyllis G. Meekins Scholarship is a need-based award to a high school senior from a recognized minority background who will be playing golf at the collegiate level. One $1,250 scholarship will be awarded.

James Beard Foundation Scholarship Program

Deadline: 
May 15, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$20,000
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
For high school seniors or graduates who plan to enroll or who are already enrolled in a course of study leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree at a licensed or accredited culinary school

In April of 2016 the guidelines and application form for the 2016 program will be available.

Whether you’re interested in baking, pastry, culinary arts or some other aspect of food or hospitality management, the James Beard Foundation School Scholarships may be for you.  Fourteen US and international schools are participating in this culinary scholarship and each program is somewhat different in both the amount of tuition waiver and what programs of study are eligible. 

JASNA 2016 Essay Contest

Deadline: 
May 15, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$1,000 plus other benefits
Eligibility: 
High school and college students

The Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) Essay Contest celebrates the life and work of the author. Students at the high school, college and even graduate level are encouraged to enter. This essay contest is open to students worldwide.

 

2016 Essay Contest

Essay Contest Topic: In keeping with the theme of our annual meeting, Emma at 200: “No One But Herself,” JASNA is looking for essays that address the following:

Society of Women Engineers 2016 Scholarship

Deadline: 
May 16, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$10,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors
Comments: 
For women high school senior who intend to study for careers in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

The Society of Women Engineers Scholarship Program (SWE) is given to women who are accepted to accredited baccalaureate programs, because they have an interest in a career in engineering, engineering technology and computer science.

Grants are announced in late summer/early fall for use during the following academic year.

Kay Longcope Scholarship Award

Deadline: 
May 31, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$3,000
Eligibility: 
High school seniors and college students

The National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA) offers the Kay Longcope Scholarship Award. It is given to a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) student of color who plans a career in journalism and is committed to furthering NLGJA’s mission of fair and accurate coverage of the LGBT community.

Brower Youth Awards

Deadline: 
May 16, 2016
Maximum Award: 
$3000 and a trip to San Francisco
Eligibility: 
High school and college students
Comments: 
For leaders living in North America between the ages of 13 and 22.

If you are a leader who has played a significant role in an environmental or social project, you may be eligible for the Brower Youth Award.  You must also live in North America and be between the ages of 13 and 22.

The program seeks outstanding leaders who have played a major role in creating, organizing and implementing a project or campaign. 

Nursing Scholarships - National and Local

National

National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN) offers the following awards for to honor Hispanic nurses for their work: Ildaura Murillo-Rohde Award for Education Excellence, the Henrietta Villaescusa Community Service Award, the Janie Menchaca Wilson Leadership Award, and the Sarah Gomez Erlach Humanitarian Award. Deadline: Early April.

CBC Spouses Education Scholarship

Deadline: 
May 20, 2016
Maximum Award: 
Varies
Eligibility: 
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Comments: 
High school seniors and college students exhibiting leadership ability

This scholarship, sponsored by the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation is for students of all majors who are preparing to pursue or are currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree full-time at a U.S. accredited college or university.

To apply you need a personal statement of 500 to 1,000 words, two letters of recommendation, a copy of your Federal Student Aid Report (SAR), a resume and a recent photograph. They are looking for candidates that exhibit leadership ability.